Where We Are

Hindmarsh Shire is located in the Wimmera region in western Victoria and covers an area of 7,527km2. Situated on the Western Highway, 375km west of Melbourne and 350km east of Adelaide, Hindmarsh Shire is alive with business opportunities as it lies on the second-busiest freight corridor in Australia.

Our Shire is bound by two National Parks, the Little Desert in the South and Wyperfeld in the North. Other distinct natural features include the Big Desert Wilderness Area to the West, as well as the Wimmera River and Lakes Hindmarsh and Albacutya. The central part of the Shire is utilised primarily for broad-acre cropping and grazing.

The Shire’s four main towns are Dimboola, Jeparit,Nhill and Rainbow. Each community has its own spirit and identity, but all towns offer spacious rural living, inclusive small communities, and wonderful natural amenities.

Community Map

Community Map is an interactive map on Hindmarsh Shire. It will provide you with information on:

  • Rubbish and Recycling Collection Day
  • Planning information applicable to your property
  • Your local Councillors
  • Property Assessment Number

View our Community Map here.

Visit Hindmarsh

Check out Hindmarsh's tourism website for more on the great things to see and do when you're spending time in Hindmarsh.

Visit our Tourism website here.

COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATE

 

As per the announcement from the Premier today, our customer service centres and libraries will open up to the public as of tomorrow, Thursday 18 February 2021. To view our customer service centre opening hours, click here. For our opening hours for all libraries, click here.

Transfer stations, swimming pools and council community buildings will open with some restrictions remaining in place.

Patrons will need to ensure they adhere to restrictions in place including wearing face masks when required.

For further information on the current guidelines, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.

Updated 17/02/2021

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